At once "travel guide" and vision for the future, the Transformation series is good news for the Episcopal Church at a time of fast and furious demographic and social change. Series contributors - recognized experts in their fields - analyze our present plight, point to the seeds of change already at work transforming the church, and outline a positive new way forward. What kinds of churches are most ready for transformation? What are the essential tools? What will give us strength, direction, and purpose to the journey?
How can our patterns of congregational life and mission renew themselves and adjust to changing culture without selling out what Episcopalians stand for? How can local faith communities stay resilient and hopeful? What styles and practices of spirituality do most to enrich our mission?
These are some of the questions James Lemler poses in this book on mission for clergy and congregational discussion. As with evangelism, there is both good and bad news about Episcopalians and mission. Lemler also provides a variety of models for moving forward in mission and hope, to a more abundant future.
|Series Preface||p. vii|
|Shall We Gather at the River?||p. 1|
|Whitewater Conditions||p. 30|
|The Vital Congregation||p. 62|
|Communities of Transformation||p. 94|
|Practicing Transformation||p. 127|
|A Guide for Discussion||p. 167|
|Notes and Sources||p. 177|
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Number Of Pages: 179
Published: 1st April 2008
Publisher: Church Publishing Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.69 x 14.17 x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.27